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Brewed by De Koningshoeven (Bavaria - Netherlands)
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 2331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Quadrupel is La Trappe’s heaviest ale with a stunning amber colour. Its warm and intense flavour is rich and finely balanced. Malty sweet, slightly burnt, and pleasantly bitter with a sweet aftertaste. Quadrupel continues to ferment after bottling and offers aromas of banana, almond, vanilla and others.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jawlo (163) - Katowice, POLAND - JUL 18, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2015 Aromat: słodki, brzoskwinie, karmel, tosty, suszone owoce i dojrzały banan. Lekko przyprawowe. Wygląd: barwa rubinowa, piana średnio obfita, ale ładnie oblepia szkło. Smak: słodycz w postaci brzoskwiń, karmelu i tostów, banany i suszone owoce są na drugim planie. Występuje również średnia goryczka oraz delikatna alkoholowość. Odczucie w ustach: piwo ma trochę treściwości, ale na pewno nie jest gęste ani likierowe, niskie nasycenie. Ogólne wrażenie: smaczne piwo, mocno aromtyczne oraz z bogatym smakiem. Raczej degustacjne.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (8698) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2015
750ml bottle, from Dutch’s. Hazy orange amber color. Thin ring and web of off-white head. Leaves some loose bits of lace. Great, big complex malty quad flavor. Banana, vanilla for sure. Mild spice. Caramel. Medium to bigger body. Good full feel. Creamy. Lighter carbonation. Light slick. Smooth, for sure. Easy to sip at. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Very mild alcohol warmth, it’s pretty well-hidden overall. Satisfying quad, but not exemplary. Lacks the complexity of my favorite examples. Bit more on the pale side too. An amber-quad.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbuskirk (698) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 14, 2015
In continuation with my All Things Belgian (That Don’t Actually Come from Belgium) theme is Holland’s La Trappe Quadrupel. This ale surprised me. I’m used to having Quads that are decadent and big on grain sugars. La Trappe’s Quad is a new beast. Yes, it’s full and fruity, but with a balance that doesn’t often show up in these warm and heavy beers. Body is brownish red and fairly lively. This brew doesn’t keep a head like some of the unreasonably foamy Trappist ales, but the suds propel plenty of smells: champagne-like yeast, prune, plum, vinous and juicy grape, and rich malt. Flavor follows nose. You also get banana, toasted sugar, apple, and pear.Despite the sophisticated flavors, you wouldn’t necessarily guess La Trappe’s Quad packs 10% ABV. While it’s got lots of class, this Quadrupel probably won’t make you feel like you’ve been primed for hibernation. Depending on what kind of Belgian preferences you have, you’ll either like that or be turned off. Least you can do for yourself is to give it a try.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
susonagger (98) - spain, - JUL 11, 2015
Graduación: 10º Aspecto: De color granate con tono oscuro, traslúcida y algo turbia. La espuma es amplia y porosa, dejando rastro tras de sí en cada sorbo. Se aprecia que se trata de una cerveza con notable carbonatación. Aroma: Al igual que sus hermanas se trata de una cerveza afrutada (manzanas?), con aromas a malta y levadura. Se aprecia claramente un aroma subyacente a madera, dándole un matiz avinado, también identificable en el gusto, debido a que esta cerveza madura en barrica de roble, por lo que adquiere características propias de las bebidas envejecidas de este modo. Sabor: Se aprecia rápidamente de que se trata de una cerveza con mucho cuerpo, densa, maltosa, con un sabor muy afrutado y dulce, en logrado equilibrio con el amargor. La alta graduación alcohólica se hace notar, como en el caso de sus hermanas, marcando el carácter de la cerveza, que en este caso es algo avinada como las Barley Wine.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
redders1974 (394) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
You can smell the alcohol bur its temered with the vanilla and bready yeastiness, tastes resinous prunes pepper alcohol brwad then r8unded off with a sweet finish great stuff

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
karpik (259) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 9, 2015
Fruity aroma with peach and banana, some caramel and spices are also there. Pours copper with nice white head. Taste is medium sweet, fruity with pleasure alcohol warming in throat. Overall solid quadrupel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmahut (1521) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle. Oh well, one of the classic I’ve grow up with. Pours in dark amber body with high creamy head. Heavy visible carbonation. Aroma has nutty caramel hitting up at first, following with slight spicy and yeasty tones very characteristic to the belgian ales. Taste has medium earthy bitterness with well balanced caramel, almost toffe like, sweetness. Body is full, heavy, high carbonation. Little bit of alcohol warmness in the after taste.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maximet (144) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2015
Clear copper with a nice off white head. Very spicy, banana bread, burnt caramel, ripe red fruit with a slight alcohol. Sweet. Full body, thick with a soft carbonation. Long spice finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elbernays (918) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle from McHughs. Pours clearish amber. Banana, bread, clove, pepper nose. Flavour is sweet honey bread, ripe banana, Raisins. Full body, light carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oermens (37) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2015
well balanced heavy beer, alcohol is not overwhelming, hint of almond banana. cereal, oily feel, average carbonation,


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